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      MCLB Albany facing cuts

      Senators Johnny Isakson, Saxby Chambliss, along with Congressman Sanford Bishop addressed a room full of local leaders about sequestration. / Ashley Knight


      Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss along with Congressman Sanford Bishop addressed a room full of local leaders about sequestration.

      Congress is mandating a $1.2 trillion cut across the board over the next ten years. This would mean around $500 million in cuts from the U.S. Military. This would greatly impact Albany, since the Marine Corps Logistics Base has an economic impact of over $700 million. Military bases would have to cut services by 20% if the sequestration were to happen January 2, 2013.

      Dignitaries are calling on congress to be more fiscally responsible.

      Tune in to Fox 31 News tonight at ten for more on this story.

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